Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dr.Gonzo, Jan 26, 2015.
New to the boards. Interested in sharing ideas and learning new skills.
Then you have come to the right place. Anything you wish to start with? The knowledge pool here is quite extensive.
Entering a phase where I'm trying to teach myself basic metal working for average chores around the house/yard.
A good heavy vise, a chunk of railroad rail to act as an anvil, an oxy acetylene torch, a few hammers, and hand tools, and you have a good start, though a welder is a great addition. (You can, however, weld with 3 car batteries wire in series, for smaller repairs. Or to tack something for proper welding later.)
Welcome to the Monkey @Dr.Gonzo. We have some members who do metal work, you picked a great site to come & learn on.
Welcome to the Monkey @Dr.Gonzo !!
Welcome aboard, Dr. G!
I love the avatar - I gotta ask, where does one buy red hot Polish sausages? That sounds delicious!!!
Welcome to the Tree of knowledge and assorted monkeys....
Welcome here!! That is a jar of parasite control, right there!
Welcome and WARNING!! There are Seahawks fans here
What aspects of metal working are you thinking? There's a wide range of things in "metal working." There are a few metal craftmen here who may be able to offer some help getting what/where you want to go with this.
Do a search on " One Brick Forge" and then read that thread..... Then get in touch with @Bear.... Our own Iron Monkey.... That will get you going..... Welcome to the Monkey Tree.... Hope to see your posts....
Toss in a couple of 4 1/2" grinders with Tiger discs, wire wheels and cut off wheels to make it easier as well.
Welcome Dr. G! Lots of info here to get you going!
Yes there are...but THIS one at least is also a UW alumnus and Badger fan (like Russell Wilson, Darryl Bevell, John Schneider and O'Brien Schofield). GO 'HAWKS!!!
Now, I DID say "a good start", there are hundreds of tools that will make this or that project faster or easier, so I just touched on the basics. A forge would be great, but how many people have room or money to set up a full sized forge? Or an auto hammer for metal shaping?
"Welcome and WARNING!! There are Seahawks fans here"
WELCOME FROM florida......what are seahawks?
Large seagulls. You know, the ones that crap on the boardwalk --
Basically its a type of amphibious chicken..
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